Professional services firm Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) named Sam L. Claassen, PE, the company’s new president, effective July 1.
Current CEO Mike Kraemer will continue to lead SEH until July 1, 2011, when Claassen will become president and CEO, the firm said.
SEH, based in St. Paul, Minn., is comprised of more than 650 engineers, architects, planners, scientists, and coating specialists. The company serves public and private clients from nearly 30 offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming.
The firm said its board of directors selected Claassen based on his proven executive and leadership experience. A long-time SEH employee and respected leader within the company, Claassen has held the positions of vice president, chief pperating officer, and wastewater practice leader. Claassen previously was vice president and then president of Reike, Caroll and Mueller (RCM), a 110-person engineering firm that merged with SEH in 1999.
Kraemer said Claassen’s “extensive executive experience coupled with his proven ability to lead and grow sectors of the business will serve SEH clients and employees well.”
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. is a multidisciplined, professional services firm. The firm said it ranks 124th on Engineering News-Record’s list of the top 500 design firms, and provides a range of civil, transportation, environmental, and energy services.